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BlueJessamine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:16 PM
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WHO Fukuda: No Evidence Swine Flu Is Bioterrorism Attack
Source: NASDAQ

By Katharina Bart, Dow Jones Newswires


ZURICH -(Dow Jones)- The World Health Organization said Sunday there is no evidence an outbreak of swine flu in Mexico represents an act of bioterrorism.

"There are no signs we are dealing with purposeful actions," Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's temporary assistant director-general for Health Security and the Environment, said on a media call.

Fukuda was responding to a question about U.S. President Barack Obama's recent visit to Mexico, where at least 81 people have died from severe pneumonia caused by the flu-like illness in Mexico, according to the WHO.

Company Web site: http://www.who.int


Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=200904261235dowjonesdjonline000047&title=who-fukudano-evidence-swine-flu-is-bioterrorism-attack
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:22 PM
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1. Anyone know what the signs of bioterroism look like?
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:31 PM
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3. Well, you put your right foot in, you take your right foot out, you do the
Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself about...


At least that's how I'd do it.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:24 PM
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2. It doesn't matter. People will still leap to the most outlandish explanation possible...
In their never ending attempt to look important.
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FarCenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:47 PM
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4. Its RNA has components from 4 other flu varieties, which makes people suspicious
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 01:15 PM by FarCenter
It is not clear how the mixing of the four would have taken place.

On the other hand, wouldn't a terrorist have chosen to make a virus that is resistant to Tamiflu?
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:32 PM
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8. Mix and match all the bad bits.
I thought the same thing.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:48 PM
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9. But by the same logic, HIV could be a bioterror attack
Germs multiply. Successful germs multiply (and mutate) rapidly.
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GentryDixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:47 PM
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5. As much as our Press Corp would like to make it so.
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sasquuatch55 Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:17 PM
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6. Oh, for Christs' sake!
nt
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:29 PM
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7. Would they tell us the truth if it was?
I seriously doubt it.
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:49 PM
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10. Care to place odds, this is the exact thing the talking heads hit upon in the coming week(s)?
Talking heads will be hitting this especially hard. Blaming Obama, his lack of keeping the borders safe, this is the 1st attack to happen on his watch, this is what we were warning people about, yadayadayada, blahblahblah,
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captainjack08 Donating Member (137 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:05 PM
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11. Nothing is ever a conspiracy....
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 03:07 PM by captainjack08
...take your tinfoil hats off and put your sheephead back on. The swiss WHO is right and Swiss Roche is going to give you some drugs to make it better. Nothing is ever a conspiracy you kooky bunch of kooksters. 9/11 was Arabs alone. Swine flu is simply swine flu. And when the economy goes bust right at the very end of Bush's term that also was a weird chancey thingy. You were not robbed of your savings or stock on purpose by deregulation and criminal activities going on in secret. You didn't lose your jobs to China for any reason other than Shit Happens. It's just the mysterious chancey chance unknowable mysterious way of things. So keep walking please... don't try to direct your own future in a responsible knowable way... just shutup and let the world be mysterious...follow the lead sheep and be happy



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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 03:47 PM
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12. Move along. Nothing to see here.
It's just your imagination flashing back to a FOX technodrama.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:30 PM
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13. So don't die angry, I guess? n/t
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sasquuatch55 Donating Member (701 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 05:47 PM
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14. I see the fear factor is still being implimented by Government!
nt
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